Sunday, January 18, 2015

The 2 Billion-Year-Old Natural Nuclear "Reactor" In Africa

Some time ago I prepared a draft-post to tell you about the 2-Billion-Years-Old nuclear reactor in Oklo (Gabon, in Central Africa). However the scishow guys come first with an episode on the subject, an episode that I warmly recommend you  :)

Bonus info:
To get a "controlled" and self-sustained nuclear fission requires extremely care!
The first nuclear reactor was turned on 2 December 1942 by Enrico Fermi, at  University of Chicago. It was called the Chicago Pile-1 and it was built under the west viewing stands of a football field! (No joke!)... tomorrow you'll find a post about it :)

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